Originally from Northern England, Alan Norsworthy has been a photographer since the late 1960's.

He moved to Canada in 1973 and has made Guelph Ontario his home for the last 24 years.

" I remember visiting the CN Tower in the early 70's and the guide said that as far as you could see in any direction is the best farmland in Canada. That comment echoes down the years as I watch subdivisions eat up the landscape."

The area around Guelph offers up a plethora of rural images which Alan captures with his artistic vision. His work covers everything from macro photographs of flowers, sweeping landscapes, historic buildings and old abandoned farms in both colour and Black and White.

"This is where I find my inspiration, I have a need to show people the beauty I see as I walk the woods and fields of Southern Ontario"

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Photo of the weekend - A different Light

Trans Canada Trail nr Ariss - IR
Originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy

I spent the last few days exploring ....

Searching for a light that I cannot see, making guesses and mistakes along the way.
After 3 days of trying I feel that I am beginning to understand.

There is more than meets the eye, there is this "other" light and with practice, we can capture it and bend it to our will.

Infra Red, beyond our vision but not beyond our grasp.

Infra Red reveals a strange beauty, an alien world.

In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary. ~Aaron Rose

This was taken on the Trans Canada Trail this morning, converted to Black and White and a sepia tint applied.

28mm lens
ISO 200
60 sec exposure at f/2,8

edit :
Is this why I spent so much time on this this weekend?
100 years of IR

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